Blue Mountains Festivals and Events

Your Guide to Events & Festivals in the Blue Mountains

To help you plan your trip to the Blue Mountains we have listed festivals and events throughout the year.

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Festival of Walking Blue Mountains

Festival of Walking

20 September - 19 October 2014

If you love walking then you won't want to miss the Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Festival of Walking. There are a variety of walks during the festival throughout the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

The Festival is a celebration of the beauty of nature, the health and well being benefits of walking, acknowledgement of Aboriginal custodianship and culture and homage to the history, heritage and conservation of the Blue Mountains region.

Australian Climbing Festival

17-19 October 2014

The Australian Climbing Festival at the Katoomba Convention Centre will showcase the best of climbing and adventure from around the world. Three days of entertainment, information, gear, competitions, workshops, art, food, music, fun and inspiration.

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

17 October - 30 November 2014

The highlights of this festival are:

  • Campbell Rhododendron Gardens open every day
  • Grand Parade - Clanwilliam Street
  • Retailers Window Displays - Blackheath CBD
  • Combined Churches Festival of Flowers, St Aidan's Anglican Church
  • Memorial Gardens Stall Holder Market
Carrington Hotel Katoomba Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest - Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

25 October 2014

A family day at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba - Germand bands, dancing, authentic German cuisine, Lowenbrau on tap, souvenir steins.

Join the fun from 11am to 9pm. Admission free.

Back to Hartley Produce Market & Family Fair

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Explore colonial buildings at Hartley Historic Site, listen to live music, browse the art, craft and local produce stalls, see sheep shearing, wood chopping, archery. Official opening at 12 noon. All proceeds go towards local charities.

Where:Hartley Historic Site, Old Bathurst Rd (off the Great Western Hwy), Hartley
When: Sunday 26 October 2014 from 9am to 4pm.
Cost: $5 per vechile.
Telephone: 02 6355 2117

Glenbrook Spring Festival

8 November 2014

Street markets, art and craft, music. Join in the fun, food and entertainment. From 8.30am to 2.30pm with free entry. Telephone 02-4739-3447.


Blue Mountains Arts Trail

Blue Mountains Arts Trail

29-30 November 2014

The Arts Trail is a free event featuring a collective of local artists who will open their studios to the public, allowing you to explore the rich arts culture the Blue Mountains has to offer. Visitors are encouraged to stroll from studio to studio on their way through the mountains to experience local art first-hand, meet the artists and purchase art from the source. Visit website for more information or the Blue Mountains Artists Network Facebook page for regular updates.

Oberon & Villages Spring Garden Festival

Oberon & Villages Spring Garden Festival

November 2014

Just beyond the Blue Mountains, Oberon and surrounding villages celebrate Spring with open gardens throughout the region.

Christmas Carols in the Jenolan Caves

Carols in the Caves - Jenolan Caves

December 2014

Every year, Jenolan Caves presents ‘Carols in the Caves’ – its biggest annual event. Two spectacular concerts in the massive Grand Arch - feature well-known Christmas carols, performed by consummate singers, on stage and from rocky ledges far above. In the Blue Mountains Tourism Awards of Excellence, ‘Carols in the Caves’ won the ‘Festivals & Events’ award, for 3 consecutive years and finalists in the NSW Tourism Awards. It is an unforgettable experience for all ages, and supports a worthy cause - The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Jenolan Caves hosts many underground concerts throughout the year. Experience opera, classical guitar and more, in a truly unique setting. Book on 1300-76-33-11.

Leura Shakespeare Festival

The Leura Shakespeare Festival

10-25 January 2015

Sport for Jove Theatre Company present an outdoor theatre festival at the Everglades Gardens in Leura. See productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, and The Crucible by Arthur Miller, in the beautiful setting of the Everglades Garden Theatre.

Wines of the West Festival, Katoomba

Wines of the West Festival - Katoomba

Sat 24 & Sun 25 January 2015

Enjoy wine tasting, cellar door sales, regional produce, entertainment and meet the makers of award-winning wines at the Wines of the West Festival in Katoomba at the Carrington Hotel.

As part of the festival there will be a Slow Food Blue Nose Summer Wine Dinner showcasing Wines from the West on Friday, 23 January.

Where: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St, Katoomba
When: 11am - 5pm
Cost: $12 per person

All that Jazz Festival Blue Mountains

Roaring 20s & All That Jazz Festival

7-22 February 2015

Join in the Blue Mountain's celebration of the the Roaring 20's. The festival features high teas, music, films, a Charleston Challenge, historical walks, fashion parades, concerts, Art Deco ball, garden tours, vintage sports and much more.

Check the festival website for all events at various venues throughout the mountains.

Blue Mountains Music Festival - Katoomba Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Music Festival - Katoomba

13, 14, 15 March 2015

This is an annual event featuring talented local and international performers.

Winter Magic Festival - Katoomba

Winter Magic Festival - Katoomba

Saturday, 20 June 2015

When your feet touch the platform at Katoomba Station you'll hear it. As you walk up the steps that lead to Katoomba Street you'll see and feel it. In a moment you're part of the Blue Mountains biggest annual event, the Winter Magic Festival. Sitting atop the ancient mountain ridges of a World Heritage National Park is the idyllic location of Australia's largest community festival.